WHAT IS THE MIDER CUP?
The Mider Cup is an annual MFA team event between the four MFA zones. The event started in 1994 by Chuck Kennedy when the MFA had four zones that all fanned out from the Twin Cities - NE, NW, SE, and SW. The current zone boundaries were made in 2000. The current four zones are: East Metro, West Metro, North, and South.
The Mider Cup moved to a Match Play (18 team members/8
divisions) in 2007 with the help James (JDL) Ludlow's leadership as
the MFA Mider Cup Chairperson. JDL attended the December, 2006 MFA
Executive Board meeting with the proposal to format the Mider Cup
to, 1) make it more of a team event by making sure all team members
were equal in their potential contribution to the team, and 2) make
the scoring system simple and transparent to all players. The
previous scoring system was extremely complex and took Mider Cup
TDs a long time to tabulate the results after the competition
Brad Junnila was also instrumental with the design of the Mider
Cup format and has played a intregal role in all Mider Cups since
2007. Brad is the current Mider Cup Chairperson.
WHAT ARE THE ZONE BOUNDARIES? Roughly, the East Metro and
West Metro consists of the seven county metro area are divided by
35W. North and South are in greater Minnesota and are divided by
Click here for an image of the current MFA Zone Boundaries.
WHO CAN QUALIFY FOR THE MIDER CUP?
Participants must be either a current MFA member or current member of an affiliate club located in their zone. Click here for more information regarding MFA Affiliate Clubs. Memberships will be taken the day of the event. That requirement aside, each Zone Coordinator will then be responsible for establishing the player selection process for their Zone.
WHEN IS THE MIDER CUP?
The 2010 Mider Cup is Saturday, October 16, 2009 (10:00am start)
WHERE WILL THE MIDER CUP BE HELD IN 2010?
East Metro Zone Coordinator Chris Cook will make that decision, since the East Zone is the defending Champion.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE AND WHAT ARE THE PAYOUTS?
The entry is $20 for all team players. The team cash payouts goes to the Zone Coordinator. The Zone Coordinators splits that cash payout equally among all of the team members. The 1st place team will receive 75% of the purse and 2nd place will receive the reamaining 25%.
WHO ARE THE PAST WINNERS OF THE MIDER CUP?
1994 SE - N. Valley
1995 NW - Kaposia
1996 NW - Riverside
1997 NW - Calvary Park
1998 NW - Riverside
1999 NW - Todd Park
2000 N - Calvary Hill/Riverside
2001 N - Millstream
2002 N - Todd Park
2003 N - Becker Rowers
2004 N - Clearwater Sportsman Hill
2005 E - Hyland Hills Lions
2006 N - Kaposia
2007 W - Sucker River, Duluth
2008 E - Bryant Lake, Eden Prairie
2009 E - Lakewood Hills, White Bear Lake
WHO ARE THE 2010 MIDER CUP COMMITTEE MEMBERS?
Mider Cup Committee Chairperson: Brad Junnila
East Metro Zone Coordinator: Chris Cook
West Metro Zone Coordinator: Ben Peterson
North Zone Coordinator: Tim Mackey
South Zone Coordinator: Brian Gustafson
WHAT ARE THE RULES AND PROCEDURES?
The rules and procedures are subject to change via the Mider Cup Committee. Contact Mider Cup Chairperson Brad Junnila to make any suggestions.